Bull runs along: Stocks end 1Q up for 9th straight quarter

April 1, 2015 4:47 PM

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Stocks have been buffeted since the start of the year by plunging oil prices, a surging dollar and worries about the timing of a potential rate increase by the Federal Reserve. None of that has been enough to keep the market from logging a small gain in the first three months of the year.

It is the ninth straight quarter that the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen. The index has only had three other stretches that long since World War II.

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